Saturday 29 June, 3.00pm
Hear performances of works by Holst and Vaughan Williams as they were originally recorded, presented by an expert collector.
A lifetime's specialism in early recordings conducted by British composers has allowed Andrew Marsden to create a programme especially for Holst 150, explaining the pioneering achievements of Gustav Holst and his friend Vaughan Williams, of their teacher Charles Stanford, and of the performers who gave their works birth.
When he was four, Andrew Marsden was let loose on his late grandfather's cabinet of 78rpm records. 10,000 records later, Andrew entertains himself and his audiences by giving talks about the astonishing circumstances in which these early records were made. He plays these original recordings through modern equipment, to the delight of his audiences. Andrew Marsden is an Essex barrister, hoping soon to retire to spend more time with his records.
Venue: United Reformed Church, Bolford Street, Thaxted CM6 2PY
Tickets: £10. Unreserved seating.